EIN 23-7051021


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Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world.
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Program areas at SightLife

Founded in 1969, the Sightlife eye bank is the organization's most recognized program. To date, Sightlife eye bank has provided corneal tissue for approximately 36,294 sight-restoring transplants and has become prominent as a leader and partner within the eye bank community. As one of the leading eye banks in the world, it provides recovery of corneal tissue for transplant, donation services, research support and family support programs. It also is a significant provider of whole eye globes and sclera for research into eye diseases, working to make the elimination of treatable corneal blindness a reality.
The northwest lions foundation (nlf) is an operating unit of Sightlife. Nlf oversees the lions community service programs. These programs include the lions health screening unit, the lions hearing aid bank, and project support & patient care grants. Additionally, the nlf provided many others with financial access to medical procedures and hearing aids. Nlf sponsors various fundraising initiatives to support these programs.
The global eye bank development initiative leverages our expertise and resources to address worldwide cornea blindness by promoting the growth of professional eye banks around the world that are scalable, sustainable and of high quality. Established in 2009, this initiative provides strategic, technical and financial assistance to eye bank partners in developing countries.

Grants made by SightLife

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Pacific UniversityGeneral Support.$7,500
Northwest Association for Blind AthletesGeneral Support.$7,000
Vision for Independence CenterGeneral Support.$6,500

Who funds SightLife

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Vijay and Marie Goradia Charitable FoundationTo Further the Exempt Purpose of the Organization$150,000
Moffitt John Foundation-MainGeneral Operating$53,320
Pani FoundationCharitable Purposes$41,000
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at SightLife

Jim McCorkleInterim Chief Executive Officer
James McCorkleChief Operating Officer From 05 and 19$171,335
John GebhartChief Financial Officer$203,700
Amy Pearson WalesSenior Vice President of Communications$157,092
Paul LabarreSenior Vice President of Innovation$183,373
...and 30 more key personnel

Financials for SightLife

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,438,392
Program services$14,435,469
Investment income and dividends$173,969
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$825
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,715
Total revenues$18,051,370

Form 990s for SightLife

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 22, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 18, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 23, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersCommunity service nonprofitsDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersCommunity improvement
Conducts researchOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
1200 6th Ave 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Website URL
(206) 682-8500
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G40: Diseases of Specific Organs
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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